How Regulatory Shaming Can Help Solve Corporate Climate Obstruction

According to conventional wisdom, climate mitigation by governmental regulation should target the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Indeed, corporations and industries, including their products and supply chains, are the main source of greenhouse gas emissions, which cause global warming and climate breakdown. However, in a recent paper, I argue that regulators suffer from a blind spot when it comes to climate change mitigation: corporate climate obstruction.

Climate obstruction by firms is a sophisticated, manipulative practice involving climate denial, climate washing, and other deceptive corporate behaviors that aim to impede, block, and delegitimize climate legislation and regulation. The end goal of … Read more